Noun(1) a revolving stone shaped like a disk; used to grind or sharpen or polish edge tools
(1) I looked in at the mill, saw the wear on the grindstone , awoke the morning next and - strangely - ordered that another be cut from my quarries up north.(2) This can be done by rubbing away surplus metal with a grindstone , whetstone, oilstone, steel, ceramic rod, leather strop or the palm of your hand.(3) His master, Monsieur Vanderdendur, cut off his hand when his finger got caught in the grindstone in a sugar mill.(4) We also took turns at turning the crank of the grindstone when scythes needed to be sharpened.(5) Men occasionally damaged axes, meaning a visit to a nearby grindstone to hone a nick from the edge.(6) The grinding of the grain was done with a grindstone called a Rotary Quern, or a Hand Quern (a small stone on top of a larger stone with the grain in between) if you were poorer.(7) He is seen sharpening a weapon on an old-fashioned grindstone .(8) We're ready, the blades are being honed on the grindstones .(9) The most important possessions of the miller were his pairs of grindstones , which were incredibly expensive.(10) Inside, huge grindstones are crushing wheat into flour once again, after an interruption of a century or so.
(1) grindstone :: slypsteen
1. whetstone ::
2. grindstone ::
3. mill ::
4. disc ::
5. mortar ::
6. pestle ::
7. millstone ::
8. roll ::
9. bellows ::
10. quern ::
11. grinder ::
Different Formsgrindstone, grindstones
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